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Monday, July 29, 2013

The Pharmacy Purchases

During my recent New York City stay, I made a stop at a cozy, quaint, and cute pharmacy (fully equipped with this friendly black cat) - New London Pharmacy. I've previously noted the decor, brands, and, basically, how I wasted three hours (no joke), but, now, I'm here to note the result. And - it's worth mentioning that I brought my savings in tow.

Although I fully savored the moment, I was on a mission to replenish some missing holes in my stash. First up - cleanser. I rambled in my 'Beauty Reading Material' post about my desire for a makeup remover/morning cleanser. In an unwilling effort to test out other products (thus, compromising my clear skin) I settled on the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Previously my morning skin jam, it's back in action, but, this time, I've settled on a smaller bottle, just in case I end up feeling experimental.

If you think three hours of time spent roaming around a pharmacy is a lot, then I will undoubtably tell you that I've probably spent more browsing and lusting over UK-only beauty websites. Cult Beauty and Feel Unique are at the top of my 'Most Visited' page, but what if I told you that New London brought some strictly British brands to us. Well, they have - surprise, surprise - and the most heart attack inducing one is Aromatherapy Associates. Loved by Vivanna, Lily, and the whole London crew alike, I picked up the Aromatherapy Associates Revive Evening Bath and Shower Oil. All I can say is the I'm counting down the days until my post vacation sort-out, hosted by a hefty dose of this stuff.
Although I was induced by a needy feeling upon browse of makeup, haircare, and ridiculously expensive hair brushes alike (Mason Pearson, I'm looking at you), my sensible side took over and I tossed the REN Clarifying Toning Lotion into my wicker basket. Although my mom begs to differ, an exfoliating toner in my routine is essential and, for lack of a better explanation, I needed a new one. The REN stocked shelves were fab, but I was in this so-called sensible mood, remember?

We're at the dregs of the bag now, but the last few bits were at the choice of the cashier. Yup - my shopping bag (which ended up being rather large...) was fully equipped with rather large sized samples. The Philip B. Lightweight Deep Conditioning Crème Rinse, Philip B. Drop Dead Straightening Baume, and Styling Gel, rather than just being a mouthful, will be saved to pimp out my next pamper sesh.

Goodbye, New York and, most of all, goodbye, New London. Until we meet again... I already miss the beauty ensemble.

14 comments :

  1. I'd have to stop buy this store soon.
    Where is it located in NYC?

    Velia | Cocoamourr ;Makeup&Skincare

    x

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    1. The address is 246 8th Ave. I took the 3 train and got off really close to the shop. I think I only had to walk a block! Tell me if you go!

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  2. I was a huge fan of the Cetaphil cleanser as well! It works great on my skin! I then discovered that it is actually very harmful to your skin! It contains parabens which are awful! I will link the article I read here!

    http://www.wellandgoodnyc.com/2010/07/20/cetaphil-why-the-popular-cleanser-isn’t-doing-your-skin-any-favors/

    stylesista.blogspot.com

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    1. *Gasp*!! Thank you! I think this will be my last bottle...
      xo

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  3. I've wanted to try Cetaphil for so long, I would love to see a review of it x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  4. I've bought the Aromatherapy Associates bath oil travel sets as gifts for others after hearing such great things from beauty bloggers but I've never actually bought any for myself. Really want to try them out for myself! xx

    Heels forever

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    1. You're such a lovely lad - giving such luxurious gifts! You know...my birthday is coming up soon... You should treat yourself.
      xo

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  5. I love to here what you think about that Ren toner :)

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  7. Ah i've love to try the cetaphil cleanser!

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  8. It's good, but I'm not sure it's worth the hype, if you know what I mean.
    xo

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